We all want to runaway from the scorching heat of the summers. This summer Crizic takes you to the hills to beat the heat. Grab a couple close friends, and get out there on the best trip of your life.
7. Darjeeling – Pelling
Adorned by tea plantations and a number of stalls serving local food and tea, the journey will promise you the thrills of hilly roads, gorgeous valleys and some breathtaking views at regular intervals. Do stop at Kalimpong to experience a laidback north eastern town and some local sightseeing.
Travel Route: Darjeeling – Kalimpong – Manpur – Jorethang – Geyzing – Pelling (164 km, 5 hours)
6. Guwahati – Tawang
From frozen lakes to Brahmaputra banks, from military camps to monks and monasteries, a whole kaleidoscope of Assamese and Arunachali culture, this road trip is a travel gem. Although the complete journey takes close to 12 hours, halts at Tezpur (Nameri Ecocamp) and Bomdila (Monastery) are recommended in addition to the several short stops that are inevitable owing to the serenity this route encompasses on the way to the land of the dawn.
Travel Route: Guwahati – Tezpur – Bomdila – Dirang – Tawang (579 km, 12 hours)
5. Delhi – Leh
With over 1000km on road and a trip spanning over 3 days, this has to be THE grand road trip one should take in her lifetime. Culinary delights on Delhi – Chandigarh route, beautiful hills of the Himachal till Manali and then an adventure unmatched to any road trip in the world – the Manali-Leh highway, this route has it all. Spend a lot of time acclimatizing to avoid mountain sickness and do not miss Barlacha La, Rohtang Pass and the amazing views of rivers Beas and Chandra!
Travel Route: Delhi – Chandigarh – Manali – Leh (1027 km, 25 hours)
4. Leh – Srinagar
Another picturesque route in Jammu and Kashmir, this is one of the most beautiful road trips in India. You would be spellbound by the scenic change of barren valleys in Ladakh to fulfilling greenery as you cross Kargil. The contrast in the changing colors of the mountains as well brings a factor of surprise. Halt at Kargil for its own historical significance.
Travel Route: Leh – Kargil – Srinagar (416 km, 8 hours)
3. Dehradun – Nainital
A route frequented by many religious hindu pilgrims on their teerth yatras, this has some of the hidden gems nestled in the spiritual state of Uttarakhand. With the scenic amalgamation of multiple tributaries in Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karmaprayag and the beautiful town of Chopta (also know an as the “Switzerland of India”), this route is surely going to let you want for more. The amazing Vaishnov dhabas on the way are going to make this trip fulfilling and delicious.
Travel Route: Dehradun – Chopta – Ranikhet – Nainital (495 km, 11 hours)
2. Shimla – Spiti Valley
Although considered to be one of the most treacherous roads of the world, the Hindustan – Tibet highway is unmatched in beauty. An all year long open route means that you don’t have to wait till June to explore the beautiful Spiti Valley. While the route to Spiti via Manali over the Kunzum pass is amazing as well, the Hindustan – Tibet highway has hell lot more as far as adventure is concerned which lets a lot of road trippers say that this route is a destination in itself!
Travel Route: Shimla – Kinnaur – Spiti Valley (422 km, 8 hours)
1. Dalhousie – Manali
For the ones who enjoy taking a lesser known path, this route will be bliss. It is a beautiful drive through varying scenery and often challenging roads. This route goes over the famous Sach and the Rohtang passes and has enough in store for the adventurous explorer in you. Be ready to be spellbound by the views of the huge glaciers hanging precariously – breathtaking and a little frightening too.
Travel Route: Dalhousie – Chamba – Bairagarh – Sach Pass – Udaipur – Manali (432 km, 11 hours)